Dallas Ranked Most Popular Moving Destination in Texas
Dallas is shining brightly for The Lone Star State. Updater’s annual moving destinations report, which ranks the top 15 most moved-to destinations in the U.S., ranked the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex as the most popular moving destination in Texas for 2017. Dallas was also ranked as the second most moved-to destination in the nation, overall. Sister cities of Houston and Austin came in sixth and seventh place, respectively.
These aggregated moving trends were determined by analyzing 1,000,0000 anonymous household moves, that took place between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2017.
With one of the highest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States, it’s no secret that the economy is bringing movers to Texas and, ultimately, to the Dallas area.
So why is Dallas the most sought after moving destination in the state, not to mention second in the country? For one, the Dallas metro area boasts warm weather and a mid-sized city charm. Also, as one of America’s largest metro areas with a population of over 7 million, Dallas has enough land to support its growth. The metroplex has a larger area than the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. This sprawling suburban and urban environment, with access to a major airport, sets Dallas apart from its neighboring Texas cities.
An attractive housing market is also appealing. With a median home price just shy of 300K and a growing average household income of 63K, it’s no wonder why Dallas is attracting so many new residents.
Here’s what Mark McDonough, President of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans, has to say about the burgeoning area:
It’s no secret why Dallas and the larger Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex have consistently been named as one of the best places to live or move to by publications and media outlets for years now. Thanks to an expanding job market, low cost of living, affordable housing, great weather, and a central location in the country, businesses, families, young singles, and baby boomers looking to retire are all finding a reason to move to the area.
Below are a few more stats for why Dallas is the most moved-to destination in Texas and the second-most popular destination in the U.S.
Dallas is home to:
- The fourth-busiest airport in the U.S. — Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- 37 four-year colleges and universities
- 11 professional sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys
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